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“Loan” or “Lone”


loan / lone are similar-sounding terms with different meanings (referred to as homophones). To better understand the differences, see below for definitions, pronunciation guides, and example sentences using each term. 👇


loan: (noun) the temporary provision of money (usually at interest).

lone: (adjective) characterized by or preferring solitude. (adjective) being the only one; single and isolated from others.


loan: l·OW·n

lone: l·OW·n


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Examples in Context

Examples of “loan”

  • Gigot played 9 games on loan for Toulouse Olympique in the
  • before joining Fleetwood Town on loan.
  • 2008, Portuguesa signed Bruno, on loan from Grêmio.
  • Crystal Palace on a six-month loan.
  • his return, in his second loan spell at Fleetwood Town, where
  • February 2003 R$2.4 million bank loan to the Workers Party (PT).
  • Athletic on an initial one-month loan.
  • the first R$300,000 of the loan.
  • which it is on long-term loan to the National Gallery in
  • smaller Thorrowgood Telescope, on extended loan from the Royal Astronomical Society.

Examples of “lone”

  • William T. Barry was the lone cabinet member to stay, and
  • municipalities, all encompassed by a lone congressional district.
  • this point, the epsilon nitrogen lone pair of electrons on His-274
  • The Lone Ranger - episode - Trapped
  • The Lone Ranger - episode - The
  • The Lone Ranger - episode - Bandits
  • The Lone Ranger - episode - Thieves'
  • The lone engine option of the CS35
  • The Lone Ranger - episode - Rendezvous
  • and was the lone Democrat on the Board of

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